AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

- WAT
NXTFILMS SHORTS PROGRAM: AFRICAN ANIMATION
Kabelo Maaka
Kabelo Maaka
Animation Director
Nissi Ogulu
Nissi Ogulu
Animation Director
Omoyefe Majoroh
Omoyefe Majoroh
3D Generalist
Esther Kemi Gbadamosi
Esther Kemi Gbadamosi
Animation Director
Adebimpe Adebambo
Adebimpe Adebambo
Animation Director

The screening of African animation short films from Nigeria & South Africa. With a view to enlightening the audience about the work of some of the African women working in this genre across the different styles of 2D animation, 3D animation and Stop motion animation. 

This session will also highlight the progress made globally and what it takes to work in animation.  

The Shorts Program will be followed by a Director’s Q+ A and Roundtable moderated by Adebimpe Adebambo

Film Title: 3 Teaspoons of Sugar

Director: Kabelo Maaka 

Country: South Africa 

Year: 2019

Runtime: 13 minutes, 47 seconds

Synopsis: 

In a household where mealtimes are a delightful feast full of bonding, fellowship, and good eating, 3 members of this tight-knit family are diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus. 3 Teaspoons of Sugar chronicles their individual experiences living with Diabetes - the highs, lows, defeats, victories, and lessons. Inspired by real events and real people. 

 

Film Title: A Gugle Day 

Director: Efe Majoroh 

Country: Nigeria 

Year: 2020 

Runtime: 1 minute, 27 seconds 

Synopsis: 

 The consequences of checking symptoms on the internet. 

 

Film Title: Tomati 

Director: Esther Kemi Gbadamosi 

Country: Nigeria 

Year: 2021 

Runtime: 3 minutes, 46 seconds 

Synopsis: 

  'Tomati' highlights the battles of an educated nobody with no obvious resource striving to overcome the unbearable economic downturn in Nigeria.  

                                          

Film Title: The Satchel 

Director: Nissi Ogulu 

Country: Nigeria 

Year: 2021 

Runtime: 11 minutes, 55 seconds 

Synopsis: 

The story dates back thousands of years, and centres around two brothers, Obatala and Oduduwa are children of Olodumare, the supreme ruler. Obatala, who is the crafter of human bodies, obtains permission from his father to create the earth with the aid of a satchel. Obatala is an artist who takes much pride in his work and celebrates the permission received from his father to create the universe. Oduduwa, on the other hand, is a charismatic lover boy type who has formed an attachment with a human. This story begs the question “Does love know any bounds?” Soon after Obatala has created the stars and the primaeval ocean, his brother Oduduwa usurps the satchel with the aim to finish the job. Oduduwa, fuelled by ulterior motives, fends off his brother and chaos ensues.                

             This Session is Hosted by Adebimpe Adebambo Productions 

 

 

 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

- WAT
THE IMPACT OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES ON NIGERIA'S CREATIVE INDUSTRY
Ilooise Omohinmin
Ilooise Omohinmin
ViacomCBS Africa, VJ / Culture Squad Member
Bada Akintunde-Johnson
Bada Akintunde-Johnson
ViacomCBS Africa, Country Manager
Abuchi Peter Ugwu
Abuchi Peter Ugwu
Chocolate City, Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Owolabi
Daniel Owolabi
Sony Music Africa, Label Manager
Nissi Ogulu
Nissi Ogulu
Animation Director

Different technologies have deeply impacted the creative industry. For instance, the increasing popularity of streaming platforms such as Netflix, Paramount+, Soundcloud, BET+, Amazon Prime, DIsney plus and so much more has in turn greatly influenced streaming culture in Africa, with over 5 million people subscribed to these services, the creative industry is as a result affected.

Streaming services have been really impactful for creatives, with these platforms fighting for inclusion and diversity as a way to draw large audiences, creatives are being presented with more opportunities to have their craft disseminated to a global audience. Although this poses good things for some creatives, it might not be the same for others who are still subscribed to traditional channels.

Our panelists will discuss the impact of Innovative Technologies on Africa’s Creative Industry, giving practical examples of different scenarios where innovative technology solutions such as streaming platforms, cinemas, augmented reality, virtual reality and others are shaping the creative sector.
 
Attendees will also learn about key steps ViacomCBS Networks Africa is taking to improve the creative space in Africa -- striving for creative excellence and cultural impact across programming, motion pictures, and digital experiences that live online, on mobile, and across multiple platforms.  
 
For the concluding part, our panel will share meaningful steps and practical solutions that creatives across Africa can employ to help them better leverage the available Tech solutions of 2022 and beyond.


                       This session is hosted by ViacomCBS Networks Africa